RENO, Nev. (AP) — A mother bear and two cubs captured in west Reno will be released back into the wild.
The Nevada Department of Wildlife says the female bear was trapped Sunday evening in the Juniper Ridge area off Mayberry Drive. One cub was spotted in the area and tranquilized but the other eluded game wardens until early Monday.
Wildlife spokesman Chris Healy says the three bears will receive ear tags, tattoos and microchips so they can be identified if they are ever caught again. They will be released on Tuesday in the mountains above Reno.
Bears have been especially active in western Nevada this fall because of the draught.
In the past week alone, five bears in west Reno and three in Carson City have been captured.
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